Wild Florida Blog

Why giving the gift of a Florida experience will trump all other holiday gifts

Posted by Sam Haught on Dec 4, 2016 1:50:38 PM

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, we enter the thick of the holiday season. It's a time for breaking out the holiday lights, baking cookies for Santa, and making sure you get gifts for everyone on your gift list. However, despite all the images and videos your friends might share of new products, you might have some reservations on whether that's the gift you really want to give them. Well, actually, research shows that the best gift you can gift this holiday season might not be a gift at all. (A material one, at least.) In this blog, we'll talk about what research says about experience gifts and why you should give the gift of a Florida experience...

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Topics: Airboat Tours, Wildlife Park, Eco Tours, Experiences

Answering your most frequently asked questions about Orlando airboat rides

Posted by Sam Haught on Nov 30, 2016 10:36:12 PM

Each day, we receive tons of questions about the animals in our Gator and Wildlife Park, what a ranch buggy tour is, and what alligator tastes like. But a majority of the questions we're asked are about our airboat rides... How many people can fit on an airboat? When is the best time to book an airboat tour? How much notice do you have to give when booking your airboat ride? While we don't mind answering these questions individually, we thought it would be helpful to answer these questions here for those of you researching Orlando airboat rides...

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Topics: Airboat Tours, Eco Tours

Florida-inspired food you can prepare at your Orlando vacation home

Posted by Sam Haught on Nov 30, 2016 4:25:17 PM

Vacation is all about having fun and enjoying yourself, which usually entails sleeping too much and indulging in some of your favorite foods, right? The food specialties are different everywhere you travel, and no vacation is complete until you get to try it all. Just like Texas is known for the best steaks and burgers, and Chicago is known for its hot dogs, Florida cooks up some of the best southern food… or as we call it, southern comfort food! Although eating out is one of the many perks of vacationing, preparing food at your vacation home is a fun activity for the whole family to get involved in. With a happy, delicious ending!

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Topics: Chomp House Grill

Orlando on the wild side: Airboat ride, #slothie, gator nuggets, repeat

Posted by Sam Haught on Nov 29, 2016 12:16:36 PM

There’s no doubt Orlando is a top tourist spot... Who wouldn’t want to meet Mickey Mouse or enjoy a fresh cup of Butterbeer™ while strolling through The Wizarding World of Harry Potter? But sometimes taking a wrong turn or heading down the road less travelled can lead you to the hidden gems of Florida. We’re sharing five things you can do when heading out to the Middle of Nowhere during your vacation in Orlando.

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Topics: Central Florida, Florida Wildlife, Wildlife Park

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